Abstract Sexting — that is, the private exchange of self-produced sexual images via cell phone or the internet — has been widely discussed in public and academic discourses as a new high-risk behavior among youths especially girls that should be prevented through better education about the various and severe risks it poses. This paper summarizes existing data on sexting prevalence 17 studies , which reveal that sexting is much more common among adults than among youths, with increasing prevalence among adolescents as they grow older. In opposition to this deviance discourse, a normalcy discourse is appearing in the literature that interprets sexting as normal intimate communication within romantic and sexual relationships, both among adults and adolescents who are exploring and growing into adult relationships. Next, the paper analyzes the sexting risk prevention messages of 10 online educational campaigns.
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"Sex Pics?": Longitudinal Predictors of Sexting Among Adolescents. - Abstract - Europe PMC
In Finland, sexting could become a crime
Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, or images, primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others. It may also include the use of a computer or any digital device. The first published use of the term sexting was in a article in the Australian Sunday Telegraph Magazine. Sexting has become more common with the rise in camera phones and smartphones with Internet access, that can be used to send explicit photographs as well as messages. Young adults use the medium of the text message much more than any other new media to transmit messages of a sexual nature,  and teenagers who have unlimited text messaging plans are more likely to receive sexually explicit texts.